In-Vitro Fertilization : The Pioneers' History, Hardback Book



The birth of Louise Joy Brown - the world's first baby born following in-vitro fertilization - heralded a medical revolution.

Forty years later, many thousands of babies are born each year following IVF.

Assisted reproduction is a global industry with a multi-billion dollar turnover.

It is a complex mix of science, clinical management, bioethics, and commercial imperatives.

Many of the pioneers of IVF are still with us and have a fascinating tale to tell.

Here, they relate the story of the development of IVF and related technologies in a way that will prove invaluable to future generations of practitioners seeking to understand the genesis of the specialty.

This is not an academic history: rather it takes an informal and anecdotal approach; informing and entertaining for generations of past, present and future medical and scientific specialists of IVF, alongside the millions of parents, who celebrated the successes of IVF treatment worldwide.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 100 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: History of medicine
  • ISBN: 9781108427852



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